Allison Public Library Notes 6/13
“BLESSING IN DISGUISE” by Danielle Steel . . . Loving three different men throughout her lifetime, Isabelle, a single mother and art consultant, examines the bonds she shares with her three daughters, before an unexpected twist of fate brings a past secret to light.
“LOST AND WANTED” by Nell Freudenberger . . . Receiving an unsettling phone call from her former college roommate, who has just died, a rationally minded MIT professor reflects on their once-close friendship, her friend's tragic death, and her own rediscovered feelings for a fellow scientist.
“SUNSET BEACH” by Mary Kay Andrews . . . Reluctantly accepting a job at her estranged father's law firm in the aftermath of her mother's passing, Drue is tangled in a decades-old mystery that threatens everyone she loves.
“THE SCENT OF MURDER” by Kylie Logan . . . Volunteer Jazz Ramsey works with a cadaver-dog trainee, and her detective ex, at an abandoned building where she stumbles across the body of a goth teen.
“BUCKSKIN” by Robert B. Parker . . . When gold is discovered outside the town of Appaloosa, marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch find their problems multiplying as two mining factions fight over the claim and anonymous letters to the editor of the local paper lead them to a series of murders and in pursuit of the killer. In memory of Jim Oltmann.
“THE ROAD HOME” by Richard Paul Evans . . . After finding out that his ex-wife, who he hoped to reconcile with, is engaged, Charles James continues his pilgrimage down Route 66 to Santa Monica, California. Given in memory of Wayne Wiegmann.
“HOUSE ON FIRE” by Bonnie Kistler . . . Believing in the strength of their blended family, a couple is horrified when the son of one is charged in the drunk-driving death of the other's daughter, triggering a manslaughter trial that is rocked by conflicting accounts.
“THE BRIDE OF IVY GREEN” by Julie Klassen . . . In 1821, a secretive new dressmaker arrives in the village of Ivy Hill, and the ladies suspect she isn't who she claims to be, while residents of Ivy Hill anticipate one wedding, an unexpected bride may surprise them all.
“HOT TEXAS SUNRISE” by Delores Fossen . . . Agreeing to be a “foster father” on paper so that Cleo Delaney can raise her best friend’s sons, Texas deputy Judd Laramie finds himself doing whatever it takes to win Cleo’s heart and give her and the boys the future they all deserve.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“SHOUT” by Laurie Halse Anderson . . . A poetic memoir and urgent call-to-action blends free-verse reflections with deeply personal stories from the author's life to rally today's young people to stand up and fight the abuses, censorship and hatred of today's world.
“SHEEP DOG AND SHEEP SHEEP” by Eric Barclay . . . An oblivious sheep wants to be the best sheep protector around, but unbeknownst to her, Sheep is being steadfastly guarded by a patient sheep dog.
“SUMMER COLOR” by Diana Murray . . . Two children notice all the beautiful colors that surround them on a rainy summer day out in the country.